For example, during our discussion of external factors that may impact program success, we not only provide guidance and instruction on gauging community interest and need prior to the launch of a program, but also encourage participants to identify possible collaboration opportunities with other organizations and agencies in their area. We know from experience that the success of a Community Health Worker program hinges on community involvement and support, so we make a point to encourage participants to utilize their own knowledge of and connections to the community they serve in order to create strong, well-supported programs.
We also walk through some common challenges encountered in new Community Health Worker-led programs and encourage participants to work as a team to come up with solutions both during and after the workshop. For instance, during the workshops, we ask participants to consider whether they will require full or part-time Community Health Workers to meet their program goals without exceeding their budget, and also encourage them to have continuing discussions around this subject as the program evolves. We also provide recommendations for recruiting Community Health Workers and outreach strategies to ensure the organization reaches participants who would benefit from the program.
While the topics may vary, the goal of every workshop session is to enable an organization to develop an effective Community Health Worker program. We believe that our combination of group collaboration paired with the guidance of MHP Salud experts yields unique programs that are perfectly tailored to suit a community’s needs. If you work for an organization that would benefit from these services, click here or on the button below to learn more.